Organization vs. ideology: The lessons from Southeast Asia

Jones, David Martin and Smith, M. L. R. (2011) Organization vs. ideology: The lessons from Southeast Asia. Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, 12 92-123.

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Author Jones, David Martin
Smith, M. L. R.
Title Organization vs. ideology: The lessons from Southeast Asia
Language of Title eng
Journal name Current Trends in Islamist Ideology
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 1940-834X
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 12
Start page 92
End page 123
Total pages 32
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher Hudson Institute
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The nature and extent of the Jihadist threat in Southeast Asia was not fully understood until well after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. In the aftermath of those attacks, states in Southeast Asia appeared to move quickly to quash the putative threats in their own countries. Both the Singaporean and Malaysian authorities, for example, detained a number of suspected Islamist militants in late 2001.1 Nevertheless, official and academic opinion remained for at least another year largely indifferent to the transnational terrorist network that had established itself in Southeast Asia.2 This indifference and neglect was all the more surprising given the often intrusive intelligence agencies in many Southeast Asian countries. However, these too apparently failed to identify the evolving threat in their midst and the growing danger jihadism posed toregional order.3 The October 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali, lndonesia, which killed 202 people, changed all of this. Those attacks brought to the world's attention the existence of a sophisticated, regionally-networked web of jihadist activity in Southeast Asia. [Extract]
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